Russian Drone pilot’s footage goes viral after capturing an “active” couple at the top of a church steeple (maybe NSFW)
Something tells me the owner of this drone was not quite expecting to capture what he saw when he reviewed the footage from this flight.
While filming a local church at the city of Torzhok, in the Tver Oblast region in Russia, the drone’s camera accidentally caught a couple having sex in the church’s steeple.
It seems as though the couple were blissfully unaware of the drone’s proximity, as they didn’t appear to slow down until they were interrupted by a tourist coming up the stairs.
It does raise an interesting point about privacy, though. It’s a subject that has plagued photography for a long time, and certain rulings can make the lines a look little blurred sometimes, but drones bring those privacy issues to new heights, if you’ll pardon the expression.
While there’s no real expectation of privacy in a public place such as this, they probably assumed that they had some degree of privacy due to their altitude, at least until their backpack carrying visitor came along.
Being obviously unaware of the drone recording them, they continued on and who knows how far it might’ve gone if they hadn’t needed to stop when they did.
It’s not clear whether the drone pilot was using FPV or not, but even if they were, with the couple being so small in the frame, I’m not sure they’d have been able to make out exactly what the couple were doing anyway at the time of filming. The movement of the drone and framing of the shot suggests that they weren’t focusing in on them.
So, folks, if you’re thinking of getting up to no good out in the open air, remember to look up occasionally!
John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.